New York Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Energy: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Renewable energy:

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Renewable energy portfolio standard: New York State Public Service Commission Order Establishing New Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Goal and Resolving Main Tier Issues (Case 03-E-0188) and New York State Public Service Commission Order Authorizing Customer-Sited Tier Program Through 2015 and Resolving Geographic Balance and Other Issues Pertaining to the RPS Program (Case 03-E-0188)

Energy efficiency:

Energy efficiency portfolio standard: New York State Public Service Commission Order Establishing Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards and Approving Programs (Case 07-M-0548)

Regulatory Agencies

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

New York State Public Service Commission (PSC)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, New York state legislation has established a renewable energy portfolio standard and energy efficiency portfolio standards.

The practice of hydraulic fracturing has been officially banned in the state.

Administration and enforcement. The NYSERDA and PSC administer and enforce the renewable energy and energy conservation requirements in Washington.

State Requirements


Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard

Case 03-E-0188

On January 1, 2010, the PSC issued the Order Establishing New RPS Goal and Resolving Main Tier Issues, which increases the amount of New York's projected total megawatt-hour load generated ...

Read more about Energy

More on this topic:

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements